Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now made its formal announcement regarding changes in the way that first aid qualifications are to be monitored and regulated in the future.
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) has confirmed that HSE approval of all first aid training providers will expire on 5 April 2013. Prior to this, as from 1 January 2013, HABC (and all other approved Awarding Organisations) will offer the following NEW Ofqual accredited qualifications:
* Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) – this updated qualification will continue to be typically taken over one day; and
* Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW) – this qualification will typically be taken over 3 days.
As the UK’s leading provider of accredited first aid qualifications, HABC has partnered the HSE, Ofqual and other organisations to develop a supportive structure for the NEW qualifications.
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